Georgia: 7 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas to Floods, Freeze

    Flooded young corn field. Photo: University of Missouri

    This Secretarial natural disaster designation allows the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) to extend much-needed emergency credit to producers recovering from natural disasters through emergency loans.

    Emergency loans can be used to meet various recovery needs including the replacement of essential items such as equipment or livestock, reorganization of a farming operation or the refinance of certain debts. FSA will review the loans based on the extent of losses, security available and repayment ability.

    State: Georgia

    Triggering Disaster #1: Flash flooding that occurred March 24 through March 31, 2021.

    Application Deadline: March 16, 2022

    Primary County Eligible: Gordon

    Contiguous Counties also Eligible: Bartow, Cherokee, Floyd, Gilmer, Murray, Pickens, Walker and Whitfield

    Triggering Disaster #2: Freeze that occurred on April 22, 2021.

    Application Deadline: March 16, 2022

    Primary County Eligible: Union

    Contiguous Counties also Eligible:
    Georgia: Fannin, Lumpkin, Towns and White
    North Carolina: Cherokee and Clay

    Triggering Disaster #3: Excessive rain, hail and high winds that occurred on April 24, 2021.

    Application Deadline: March 16, 2022

    Primary Counties Eligible: Echols and Lowndes

    Contiguous Counties also Eligible:
    Georgia: Berrien, Brooks, Clinch, Cook and Lanier
    Florida: Columbia, Hamilton and Madison

    Triggering Disaster #4: Excessive rain and high winds that occurred on April 24, 2021.

    Application Deadline: March 16, 2022

    Primary Counties Eligible: Atkinson, Coffee and Ware

    Contiguous Counties also Eligible:
    Georgia:

    Bacon Chariton Lanier
    Ben Hill Clinch Pierce
    Berrien Irwin Telfair
    Brantley Jeff Davis

    Florida: Baker

    More Resources

    On farmers.gov, the Disaster Assistance Discovery Tool, Disaster-at-a-Glance fact sheet, and Farm Loan Discovery Tool can help you determine program or loan options. To file a Notice of Loss or to ask questions about available programs, contact your local USDA Service Center.




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